From the website of the Arts Council of Fayetteville:

Date: 1/24/2008
Time: 5:30-7:30
Location: Gallery 208, 208 Rowan Street
Event Type: Exhibit
Premiere Party: January 24, 2008, 5:30-7pm.
Show: Leslie Pearson, January 25 - April 15, 2008.

Leslie Pearson is a noted and prolific artist in Fayetteville. She teaches art at Fayetteville Christian School, manages the Pearson Gallery, and creates works from her own studio. She has had a slew of solo exhibitions all over the United States and her art has been featured in group exhibitions as far away as Germany.

Her current show uses narrative as a counterpoint to imagery; “My art explores life’s complexities and offers insight into the human condition, while primarily speaking through the experiences of women.” Leslie Pearson is particularly fascinated with the use of text in her work, as it can either illuminate or muddle a work. In Leslie’s art, “the interplay between the hand-painted words and images acts as an effective vehicle for communicating ideas.” She also focuses on bird imagery as a means to communicate strength, a sense of entrapment, and at the same time - femininity and freedom.

An engaging artist -- stop by and see her show at Gallery 208 at 208 Rowan Street, from January 24 - April 13, 2008.